Naked Craft at Tweeddale Museum & Gallery

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  • Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 00:00 to Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 00:00

Monday to Friday: 10.30am - 12.30pm, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Saturday: 09.30am - 12.30pm

Naked Craft is a touring exhibition of the work of 22 contemporary makers from Scotland and Canada.

Tweeddale Museum & Gallery, Peebles, is the fourth venue of the Scottish tour of the exhibition, which has already had a successful Canadian run in 2015, taking in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

The show has been organised by the Naked Craft Network, an international, AHRC-funded collective of researchers, writers, curators and industry partners exploring the key role that craft plays in the cultural and creative industries.

Its Scottish tour is curated by Laura Hamilton and is generously supported by Creative Scotland Lottery Funding and the University of Edinburgh.

ECA and Naked Craft

The Naked Craft Network is led by Dr Juliette MacDonald, Head of the School of Design at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) and Principal Investigator.

Arno Verhoeven, a lecturer in Product Design and Design Informatics, is a Co-investigator.

Three ECA graduates feature in the exhibition:

Martin Campbell (Product Design - BA Hons, 2011), who grew up on the Hebridean island of Beinn nam Fadhla (Benbecula) and now runs the Rag and Bone Workshop in Glasgow. 

Jennifer Cantwell (Drawing and Painting - BA, 1992), who founded the Moray-based company, Sporran Nation, in 2005.

Beth Legg (Design & Applied Arts - BA Hons, 2003, Jewellery - MDes, 2005, PhD in Design, 2012), who works as a jeweller from her studio on the Fife coast.

Tour dates

The five venues and dates in the Naked Craft tour of Scotland are:

  • The Swanson Gallery, Thurso (7th May - 18th June 2016)
  • The Iona Gallery, Kingussie (25th June - 23rd July 2016)
  • The Barony Centre, West Kilbride (13th August - 23rd October 2016)
  • Tweeddale Museum & Gallery, Peebles (29th Oct 2016 - 4th March 2017)
  • The Gallery, An Lanntair, Stornoway (April - May 2017)      

New Positions symposium

As part of the exhibition, Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) is hosting a one-day symposium for makers, curators, collectors and researchers on Friday 11th November 2016. 

Featuring eight invited speakers - including four of the show’s curators, two of its exhibitors, and two craft consultants - the event aims to re-evaluate the impact of tradition on contemporary practice and provide an overview of the current opportunities and support available to makers in Canada and Scotland.

Find out more about the symposium